Freshwater Mussel Restoration Workday
Note: This event is weather dependent
Date: Monday, October 28, 2019
Time: 11:30 am - 3:30 pm
Meeting Location: Kingman and Heritage Islands Park near RFK Stadium. Please park in the Northern section of RFK Lot 6. This map shows where we would meet. If using a GPS you can enter "575 Oklahoma Ave. NE, Washington, DC 20002" to be directed to this parking lot. (Map)
- There is ample bike parking available and the site is also accessible by the X2 bus or a mile walk from the Stadium-Armory metro station. This link here shares more information about how to get to Kingman and Heritage Island Park: http://www.kingmanisland.org/maps-and-directions.
Description: Volunteers will help AWS with a Freshwater Mussel Restoration Workday at Kingman Marsh from 11:30 am - 3:30 pm! Volunteers will help us with mussel cage construction and installation, measuring and monitoring our freshwater mussels, and with mussel deployment! In 2015, we started surveying the native species of freshwater mussels in the Anacostia River to understand their diversity and abundance. Volunteers are critical to keep this project going and to meet our goal of enhancing mussel populations to increase their water filtration capacity to help clean our river.
Physical Requirements: This event will likely involve lifting, bending, and walking in mud wearing boots or waders. Participants will be expected to wear closed-toed shoes for the duration of the event. These events may not be suitable for those with health issues. If you think any of the physical requirements will be problematic, please let us know.
Registration is required. Please register at least 2 days prior to the event date you chose to volunteer in order to receive additional information regarding proper clothing, etc.
For more information, contact Emily Castelli at [email protected] or call 301-699-6204 x103.